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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 19, 2014



Lena Anderson

Rocky face
Lena L. Anderson, 81, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Regency Park. Funeral services 5 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. today, April 17.
Kenneth Earl Beets, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Beets was a native of Clinton, Tenn., and had lived the past 33 years in Chattanooga. Mr. Beets
Brenda Bost Brenda L. Bost, 67, of East Ridge, was welcomed into Heaven, Friday morning, April 18, 2014 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the South Crest
Johnnie V. Templeton DeFriese, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Donald G. DeFriese; sons, Jimmy Harris, of Chattanooga, Charles Harris,
Thomas Edward Short, 69, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Kelleys Chapel Cemetery. Visitation after noon today.
Opal L. Gibson, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born April 10, 1926 in Reliance, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Mike and Oma Boring of Cleveland,
Yolanda Faye Golson, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her residence. She will lie-in-state at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of
Constance Sue Gray, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Vaught and was also preceded in death by her brother, Darrell Vaught; sisters,
"Buddy" Haile Jr., 82, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born April 27, 1931, in Chattanooga, a son of the late Herbert J. and Mary Aloyse Alsobrook Haile. He was preceded
Gwendolyn Rice Rucks Roebuck, 77, passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Edward Roebuck; sons, Glenn Edward Roebuck Jr. (Eve), Michael Allen Roebuck;

Jim Hoskins

Cleveland
Jim Hoskins died at his home on Wednesday April 16, 2014. He was 75. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Hoskins, of Nashville. He is survived by his wife of 30

Vera Huckabee

Bryant
Vera Earline Huckabee, 61, passed away, Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, James Huckabee; children, Amanda (Wayne) Huckabee, Bryant, Becky (Corbin) Davis, New Hope, Ala., and
Mary Evelyn Smith Johnson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Everette Warnock
Thomas Eugene "Gene" Lowery, 54, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday April 16, 2014. Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County. Gene was a true public servant having worked
Richard James McBride, 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Richard was a selfless man of vibrant faith who loved and served his family, church and community. Richard retired from the police

Jimmy Parks

Winchester
Jimmy Lee Parks, 25, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Juanita Pierce

Chickamauga
Juanita B. Pierce, 88, of Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones. Preceding Juanita in death were her husband, H. Brooke Pierce; and a daughter, Cheryl Ann

Walter Reynolds

Estill springs
Walter H. "Buddy" Reynolds, 87, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial in Maxwell Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First
Mildred Williamson, 86, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. Survivors, children, Charles Burgess, Gene Gazaway, Terry Gazaway, Johnny Williamson, David Williamson, Ray Williamson, Lucille Grimes, Dorthy Bannister, Betty Jennings, Eulene Baggett, Kathy Craig, Mary

In MemoryLebron Derrick

Missing and loving you. Wife Zarma Z. Derrick, Noble and Rozanne Nichols, Nikia and Tracy Jones, Deak, Dorothy, Adam, Shanice, Chris and Crystal, Tanyia, Cavontae, Destiny, Nicholas, grandchildren and other family and friends.

In MemoryJeffrey Ellis

Seven years have passed and you are loved and missed so much. Love Always, Moma, Daddy, Jenni, Bill, Emily, and Savannah

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Preceded in death by: Angel Crystal Evona Purple - Murphy (Daughter); Survived by: James D. Purple, Sr. and Ellen Purple (Adoptive Parents/Grandparents); Jonathon Carlisle Purple (Natural Father); Lynnmarie Couvillon (Natural Mother) Memorial Service:
Its been one year since you left. Imiss you and love you forever. Your wife Mrs. Ethel L. Willingham
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SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) - A funeral home in Kentucky says the first red-haired Miss America has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The family of Stephen Furst says the "Animal House" actor has died.
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NEW YORK (AP) - A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright whose work offered a window into the inner lives of the upper-crust white Anglo-Saxon Protestants he grew up among, has...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed at top folk festivals around the country, has...
MIAMI (AP) - Gloria Estefan says her mother, Gloria Fajardo, has died at age 88.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas City Star editor and University of Kansas journalism educator Tom Eblen has died. He was 80.
RICE, Va. (AP) - Retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson, who had a long military and intelligence career and was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 to 2000, has died, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celebrities reaction to the death of actor Adam West, who died late Friday at age 88:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic "The Towering Inferno," has died. He was 94.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Violinist and restaurant owner Henry Helyong Lee, whose now shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans was known for operatic waiters and performances by Lee and other...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Krisel (KRYE'-sel), an architect whose mid-century Southern California designs are found in some 40,000 homes, has died. He was 92.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York journalist who spent most of his decadeslong newspaper, radio and television career in Albany has died. Dan Lynch was 71.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Donald Vidrine, who was one of two BP supervisors on the Deepwater Horizon when the drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010,...
CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II by selling millions of dollars' worth of war bonds and whose likeness...